A Michigan man robbed a Walmart on Thursday morning, and police said he is now in custody thanks to a Facebook Live video he posted.
Police were called to the Mountain Home, Idaho Walmart Thursday morning after they say 32-year-old Jason Granger robbed and threatened a customer. According to the Idaho Statesman, Granger allegedly demanded money and displayed a holster in his waistband, then fled with an unspecified amount of cash on a bicycle.
“You [expletive] cops can’t catch me. Like my new wheels, guys?” Granger taunted in the Facebook Live feed. “Isn’t that a sweet bike? I’m still running from any cop I come across. Catch me if you can.”
It was later discovered that he allegedly stole the bicycle from a church community center, according to KTVB.
“Compliments of the [expletive] community center I [expletive] robbed it from. It was a pretty cool community center. ... In fact, I might go back and take some more [expletive].”
His video may have given away his getaway plan.
“Investigation found a live video on Facebook from him narrating his traveling on Interstate 84,” Mountain Home Police stated in a press release.
Two Idaho State Police motorcycle troopers noticed Granger along I-84. Because they thought he might have a gun, the troopers held Granger at gunpoint until Mountain Home officers arrived and arrested him. It has not been reported whether or not Granger was actually armed.
Granger was booked on charges of attempted armed robbery and burglary.
[Elmore County Jail]
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